With his three Olympic medals Jared Tallent is one medal away from being Australia's most successful male athletics competitor. He became the first Australia male track and field athlete to win two medals at a single Games in over a century when he won bronze (20km) and then silver (50km) in Beijing.
Tallent crossed the line in the silver position again in the 50km in London (7th in 20km) for his third Olympic medal. He is expected to be elevated to gold after Russian Sergey Kirdyapkin was stripped of his results for doping.
Tallent's wife and coach Claire competed at Beijing 2008 and London 2012 in the 20km walk
Tallent's younger sister Rachel has been selected to compete in the 20km walk at Rio 2016. She also represented Australia at the 2015 World Championships.
Tallent was one of six children raised on a potato farm near Ballarat, Victoria. He lost his right index finger in a potato grading machine as a toddler.
50km Walk Men
Ballarat, VIC, Australia
Adelaide, SA, Australia
- 2012 London - 2nd (50km walk), 7th (20km walk)
- 2008 Beijing - 3rd (20km walk), 2nd (50km walk)
- 2nd (50km) - 2016 IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships (Rome, Italy)
- 2nd (50km walk) - 2015 IAAF World Championships (Beijing, China)
- 26th (20km walk) - 2015 IAAF World Championships (Beijing, China)
- 3rd (50km walk) - 2014 IAAF World Race Walking Cup (Taicang, China)
- 3rd (50km walk) - 2013 IAAF World Championships (Moscow, Russia)
- Winning two medals (silver and bronze) at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in the 50km and 20km walk respectively
- Winning a silver medal at the London Olympic Games in the 50km walk
- Silver medal at the 2015 World Athletics Championships in the 50km walk
- Dean Primary School (VIC, Australia)
- Ballarat High School (VIC, Australia)
- Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) - RMIT (2008 - )
Claire Tallent (2013- current) Previously, Brent Vallance (2004 - 2012)
South Australian Race Walking Club, Australia, Enfield Harriers Athletics Club, Australia
Primary Training Base
Secondary Training Base
- Favourite food
- Favourite holiday destination
- Dream car
- Aston Martin DB10
- Star Sign
- If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
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Medals and championships won across the globe in the past week for Rio hopefuls and Team members.
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